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So uhh, what are we going to do about pads?

I mean, mine are not running low, but i would want to upgrade rotors/pads all as soon as financially possible...

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I got new pads no problems a few months back, Marc2 helped me figure out what pads i needed and got them sent to his workshop. i wouldn't think they would stop making them as they were on other common cars too. This was for a series 1 by the way

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ok...quick questions as little confused after readin this thread.

1. What calipers do Stagea's come with?? (s1) Are they 4 pots?

2. Upgrade calipers ..... is 33GTST worth it, or spend extra and get 33 GTR calipers?

3. I know u guys have mention DBA a stack, anyone here used RDA discs at all??

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Upgrading calipers isnt really worth it that much... so i think

You can just spend some money on

-good pads

-braided brake lines

-good rotors

that will be suitable enough for you, unless you want to start racing the stagea full time

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ok...quick questions as little confused after readin this thread.

1. What calipers do Stagea's come with?? (s1) Are they 4 pots?

2. Upgrade calipers ..... is 33GTST worth it, or spend extra and get 33 GTR calipers? 

3. I know u guys have mention DBA a stack, anyone here used RDA discs at all??

front calipers are two spot and 1 spot rears, if i was you id go r33 gts-t calipers on the front with dba rotors to suit (slotted) and just get decent pads for the rears and some braided lines all round if ya like :P

r33 gts-t brakes might need 17" rims? or only 16s im not sure, check before u buy :(

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front calipers are two spot and 1 spot rears, if i was you id go r33 gts-t calipers on the front with dba rotors to suit (slotted) and just get decent pads for the rears and some braided lines all round if ya like :(

r33 gts-t brakes might need 17" rims? or only 16s im not sure, check before u buy :)

Thats was l was sorta leaning towards. The 4 pot GTST calipers are like $200 (through a mate) .... and l'm sure a set of slotted disc's wouldn't be that much. Are the lines the same for the stagea as they are for the R33, as there would be braided line kits out there already l'd imagine?

Rims are fine, l've got 18's so clearance won't be a problem!! ;):P

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Thats was l was sorta leaning towards.  The 4 pot GTST calipers are like $200 (through a mate) .... and l'm sure a set of slotted disc's wouldn't be that much.  Are the lines the same for the stagea as they are for the R33, as there would be braided line kits out there already l'd imagine?

Rims are fine, l've got 18's so clearance won't be a problem!! :(:P

im 99% sure the lines r different as the stagea calipers use a banjo bolt line into the caliper and skyline calipers r a metal str8 screw in line.

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I think you'll find the rears are already R33 GTST, the fronts are off some american nissan

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braided line kits for stags from www.maltech.com.au

search in the threads, i made one about braided lines

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I think you'll find the rears are already R33 GTST, the fronts are off some american nissan

the stock rear calipers are not r33 gts-t, rotors might be but calipers look heaps different

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So really, the best thing for any stagea owner to make it easy for us

Upgrade the calipers to something a little more common

Same applies for the discs...

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So really, the best thing for any stagea owner to make it easy for us

Upgrade the calipers to something a little more common

Same applies for the discs...

thats basically the reason l was thinking of upgrading (well and the extra stopping power), esp as the costs to do so werent that extravegent compared to other mods.

Edited by [ STAGEN ]

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Yeah i almost bought a set of R33 GTR Brembo's for $2500, full discs and calliper kit, basically bolts onto the stagea. i didn't end up getting it because i decided to get an Autech next year.

my brakes work for now and i don't go thrashing it or carrying bags of cement, so i can stop it without problems. i've had to use the abs a few times already due to idiot drivers.

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Yeah i almost bought a set of R33 GTR Brembo's for $2500, full discs and calliper kit, basically bolts onto the stagea. i didn't end up getting it because i decided to get an Autech next year.

my brakes work for now and i don't go thrashing it or carrying bags of cement, so i can stop it without problems. i've had to use the abs a few times already due to idiot drivers.

I have a question..........if the current brakes have enough stopping power to activate the ABS, why do you think changing to R33GTR Brembos will make the Stagea stop any faster?

:) cheers :D

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I have a question..........if the current brakes have enough stopping power to activate the ABS, why do you think changing to R33GTR Brembos will make the Stagea stop any faster?

:) cheers :D

Good question - unless they aren't grabbing fast enough (they should be) and they aren't fading (ie you aren't using them a lot ie out at the track etc) wouldn't you be better spending the money on suspension and tires - both of which will improve braking?

Or have I missed something obvious? :P

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Yes... very possible. I just went a week with no ABS and no 4WD... just blow an ABS 30amp fuse in the engine bay!!!

:D

If ppl can make a switch to turn on/off the 4WD then the ABS would be exactly the same, but I dont see why you'd want to take off a safety feature as such.

Brendan

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I have a question..........if the current brakes have enough stopping power to activate the ABS, why do you think changing to R33GTR Brembos will make the Stagea stop any faster?

:D cheers :(

That's exactly what i took into account when i was looking at buying them. i wanted bigger brakes for the off chance i wanted to test it on track. i quickly discarded that idea because the stagea is anything but a race car.

Good question  - unless they aren't grabbing fast enough (they should be) and they aren't fading (ie you aren't using them a lot ie out at the track etc) wouldn't you be better spending the money on suspension and tires - both of which will improve braking?

Or have I missed something obvious? :)

This is exactly where i did spend my money, i spent about $4k on full suspension and tyre upgrade and now the car handles like a dream. i can stick to almost any corner and with the awd i don't lose control where my previous car (r33 gtst) would have. i think i went the more sensible route.

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Great tips, thanks fellas.

When Im ready, I'll be grabbing slotted front rotors, good pads all round, and maybe braided lines to the front rotors. That should up the ante somewhat........

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